What gas is liberated from hydrogen peroxide?

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What gas is liberated from hydrogen peroxide?

Post by MetroidXPirate » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:00 am

What gas is liberated from hydrogen peroxide by enzyme action?

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Post by MetroidXPirate » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:50 am

And can H₂O₂be broken down by catalysts other than those found in living tissue?

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Post by Jammerz » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:44 am

H2O2 --> H2O + O2

Not balanced, of course.

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Post by mith » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:46 pm

peroxide is used as a rocket fuel. I don't think you can use enzymes for that sort of decomposition.
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Post by Jammerz » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:44 pm

Catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide, doesn't it?

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Post by mith » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:27 pm

I was addressing the second part of the question, due to the heat involved
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Post by biohazard » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:11 am

Jammerz wrote:Catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide, doesn't it?


Yes.

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Post by lara » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:35 am

to give oxygen which appears as bubbles in the catalyst.

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Post by lara » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:35 am

oops i meant -to give oxygen which appears as bubbles in the catalase test.

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:14 am

you can edit your posts if you wish to do so lara
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Post by dna89 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:56 pm

dont know about any catalyst other than those found in living organism. but u can use oxidizing agent (KMnO4+sulfuric acid) or chlorine. It'll produce O2.

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Post by mith » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:14 pm

platinum is used in cars, definitely inorganic and not found in organism.
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